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Can a Dormant Judgment Be Revived?

Texas allows for a revival of judgment.

A Texas judgment is valid for ten years from the date it is signed by the judge. After the expiration of ten years, the judgment is dormant for two years. During that two year period of dormancy the judgment cannot be enforced. The judgment can be revived during that two year period, however, with either of two simple tactics.

One, simply file a motion with the court which validates the judgment for another ten years.

Two, cause a writ of execution to be issued and served. The judgment is then valid for ten years from the date the writ of execution was issued by the clerk.

A judgment may be kept valid indefinitely using these methods.